Over the years I’ve tried several natural shampoos in search of that perfect shampoo that will make my fine hair less oily and easier to manage. So far I’ve only found a few natural shampoos that are ‘ok’ and I am happy to repurchase them. However, I still continue testing new shampoos for comparison and that’s the reason why I’ve recently decided to try John Masters Organics Shampoo for Fine Hair.
Here is my honest review to help you decide whether you want to give this shampoo a go.
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Ingredients in John Masters Organics Shampoo for Fine Hair
The ingredients list is not too long which is great and 70% of the ingredients are organic. There are no irritating and drying sulphates used, instead, milder Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate are added which help the product to foam.
The shampoo contains the essential oils of peppermint, spearmint and rosemary, which are all beneficial for the scalp, helping to boost circulation and promote hair growth. Rosemary also purifies and nourishes the scalp while peppermint also has soothing properties. Menthol is another ingredient in this shampoo that helps to increase hair growth.
Aloe vera juice is the first ingredient on the list which is not something you see in a typical natural shampoo. This is a powerful ingredient offering several benefits to hair, such as moisturising, soothing and strengthening, just to mention a few.
Glycerin in this shampoo also helps to moisturize and strengthen the hair.
John Masters Organics Shampoo for Fine Hair also contains antioxidant-rich white tea extract and Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) which makes hair soft and prevents moisture loss.
There are no harmful preservatives in this shampoo and all the ingredients are plant-based so this shampoo is suitable for vegans as well.
The shampoo comes in a quite small (plastic) bottle (236ml exactly) so you may think that it will not last you for long. But this is not really the case as this shampoo is really concentrated and you need less than you think. I would say you need half less than the typical shampoo. So a 236ml bottle is almost like a 500ml bottle of regular shampoo. That’s because John Masters Organics Shampo foams really well and a little goes a long way. At the same time, it spreads easily all over the hair.
When massaging the shampoo into the hair, I get this cooling/tingling sensation which must be because of peppermint oil and menthol that have been added to the shampoo.
After washing, my hair is perfectly clean, feels nice and soft and looks smoother. I still have to use a conditioner after shampooing though (for detangling purposes) as this shampoo doesn’t make my hair so manageable that I could skip the conditioner.
What I especially love about this shampoo is that it keeps my hair fresher for longer. The next day after washing my hair still looks clean although normally it would start looking a little bit oily already.
This shampoo really reduces oiliness in my hair. After a few days, my hair is getting greasy but only ever so slightly. The greasiness is greatly reduced when I use this shampoo and no other natural shampoos that I’ve tried previously can give me similar results.
The only downside I would mention is that I think my scalp gets a little bit dry when using this shampoo. I am not totally sure it’s shampoo’s fault though as my scalp’s condition is greatly affected by my diet and lifestyle. Sometimes it gets really dry and flaky but normally it’s not too bad. When using this shampoo I noticed my scalp getting a bit dry but not massively. This could be due to the essential oils it contains although I must admit I have to test it for a little bit longer to see the real cause.
All in all, I think this is one of the best natural shampoos for oily hair you can buy online and I highly recommend it. It is not cheap but it’s really worth it.
Here is a summary of its pluses and minuses:
- doesn’t weigh hair down
- makes hair less oily
- a little goes a long way, very concentrated!
- stimulates the scalp to encourage hair growth
- may be a little bit drying